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A really quick introduction about what Limiters are and when to use them: We compress for many reasons! We might want to shape the feel of an instrument, or conversely, to shrink its dynamic range to occupy a more manageable space. We may compress for color as well. A limiter, however, is commonly used for one reason first and foremost: to catch…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, iZotope, Limiter, Compressor, plug-ins
  • April 14th, 2022
by Kari Estes There are lots of amazing plugins available in the world, but it seems that most of these can cost anywhere from $20 per plugin to $200. If you’re like me (a broke college student) you can’t afford all this fancy software and try looking for things on a budget. After doing some research, I’ve found a collection of plugins available for free…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022
Got a killer lead vocal, but it is lacking just a little energy? Don't worry, here are a couple of ways to ensure you can get the lead vocal sounding beefier. Natural Doubles (or Octave), Natural Harmonies Nothing beats a good ol' fashioned natural doubling. Have your singer go back on the mic to sing a couple more takes of that chorus, and blend those…
  • Vocal Production, Vocal Technologies
  • April 14th, 2022